by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

Thanks to Kellie for sending:

Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals

January 31 – October 15, 2018

Stop and take a look at the murals covering our city walls and you’ll notice plants are often featured. Plants in murals communicate the aesthetic, ecological, and historic importance of plants in the urban environment. This exhibit features large-scale art by local artists who specialize in public murals that beautify our cities. Their murals depict plants using bold colors and monumental scale. The exhibit fosters creative conversations about botanical art and new ways to communicate the important roles plants play in our lives.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

Kate Raudenbush, Future’s Past (detail), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist; Hybycozo, Golden Spike. Image courtesy of the artist; Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Ursa Major (detail), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist; Laura Kimpton, XOXO, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

From a press release:

“Artworks from the legendary desert event known as Burning Man will activate the streets and parks of Washington, DC’s central business district for the first time, through a collaboration between the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID). No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, presents six public art installations by noted Burning Man artists. The unique partnership marks the first time the Renwick Gallery will expand beyond its walls into the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm 0

Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio

From the Hirshhorn:

“My idea was to transform the Hirshhorn’s lobby into an artwork that symbolizes what is unique about both the building and the collection. Ideally, this piece is sculpture, furniture and conceptual art, all at the same time.” – Hiroshi Sugimoto

New year, new look! For the first time in the Hirshhorn’s 42-year history, internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo) will reimagine the Hirshhorn’s lobby as an immersive, functional artwork, giving visitors an entirely new community space for creative inspiration.

The redesign will also include the debut of ‘Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato at Hirshhorn,’ the Museum’s first permanent coffee shop and the only locally owned café at the Smithsonian, offering specialty espresso drinks, gourmet pastries, and handcrafted seasonal gelato.”

Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio

Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

“a first look at the Museum’s new entrance.” rendering courtesy Smithsonian Institution

From a press release:

“The Museum in Washington, DC, is in for some exciting changes over the next few years when all of its 23 galleries will be updated or redone. Many exhibitions will be refreshed but retain current themes, while others will be completely replaced. The innovative designs will present the story of aviation and space in ways that resonate with our modern communication-savvy visitors. Each of the galleries will include presentation areas where experts and visitors can interact through demonstrations and discussions, also shared through online webcasts. The new spaces will begin to open in 2021.

In addition, the 41-year-old building will undergo a complete refacing of the exterior, replacement of outdated mechanical systems, and other repairs and improvements.

The project will be done on a phased sequencing schedule that will keep many exhibitions open during the construction process.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

From an email:

“The DC Art Book Collective is thrilled to announce that the 2nd annual DC Art Book Fair is taking place this year on November 5th, 2017 from 12noon until 5pm. This year’s event will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts at 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. And yes, the event is on Facebook!

The DC Art Book Fair is a curated event that brings together artists, small presses, and collectives from DC and beyond to sell their independently published (largely paper-based) works. These artists deal in works from zines to books, from comics to prints and plenty in between (including some non-paper goods and accessories.) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is Washington, D.C.’s source for the solar eclipse Aug. 21. A total solar eclipse has not crossed the U.S., coast to coast, in nearly 100 years. In Washington, D.C., the moon will partially eclipse the sun, blocking 82% of the sun from view at 2:42 pm EDT. On the day of the eclipse, both museum locations will host viewing opportunities (weather permitting), hands-on activities and will be giving away free safe eclipse glasses. The museum’s “STEM in 30” program will broadcast live online from the “path of totality” and the museum in Washington. The eclipse will also be broadcast live online from the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting.

National Air and Space Museum, National Mall Building: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I noticed this graffiti on my walk to work this a.m. at approx. 8:30. I assumed it was graffiti and not an avant-garde art piece because of the location (near the scaffolding) and the normally pristine conditions of the Phillips. Any thoughts?”


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